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  • Gifts Ideas for Clients?

    Wondering if anyone has any cool ideas for gifts to give clients? There's a ton of them so was hoping to stay in the $50 or less range (each). Though any suggestions are welcomed! TIA!
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    (In Loving Memory of 'My Escort' 3/25/1985 - 3/17/2007)

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    I still have my client gift from 1999 and I anticipate I will have it forever It is simply a photo of my horse looking out of his stall on a sunny day with his always smile-y face, mounted onto a piece of painted carved wood with a hook - ornament. It is about 4x5" total, so the photo is only a few inches each direction. I miss that horse every day and it is a treat to pull out that ornament and see him looking out and saying hi.

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    • #3
      My trainer last year got baby pads with the farm logo from theclotheshorse. I have also gotten a scarf monogrammed with the barn logo in the past which was a cute idea.
      There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the
      inside of a man.

      -Sir Winston Churchill

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      • #4
        Originally posted by woodhillsmanhattan View Post
        My trainer last year got baby pads with the farm logo from theclotheshorse. I have also gotten a scarf monogrammed with the barn logo in the past which was a cute idea.
        I love barn logo gifts, best one being a SmartPak jacket. You have a fairly nice budget for gifts, so you should take a peak at what SmartPak has available for embroidered items.
        Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!
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        • #5
          I also like logo-embroidered items; plus, they serve as advertising for your barn. a 1/4 zip microfleece top is something that I'm guessing most horse people in the north could use... probably in the south too, for those cooler mornings & evenings.

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          • #6
            Last year we all received Stubben glycerin saddle soap (it comes in a round tin and smells heavenly), a bottle of neatsfoot oil, 2 tack sponges and a small terry cloth towel. All of this was in a small bucket just the perfect size for tack cleaning. It was a great gift and very useful. It's doubtful that it came to $50.

            He did take us all out (including SOs) for drinks and dinner, too.

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            • #7
              I love barn logo gifts... would love to have a polo shirt/fleece zip/jacket to wear to shows or monogrammed saddle pad. Does double duty advertising your facility & making happy clients

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              • #8
                Barn logos get another vote from me :-) id love a pullover, polo, or long sleeve shirt with my barns logo on it! Or even a tote bag (even something smaller like the size of a reusable grocery bag would get plenty of use from me). Hats are OK too so long as they're dark colors (hide the grime better!) A scarf in barn colors is great too! Individual names of the boarders isn't necessary but can be a nice extra touch.
                I also love the stablemates bracelets that dover and other stores have, with the horse's name in brass. I'm hoping to get one of those for Christmas myself :-)

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                • #9
                  My head trainer is getting everyone natural bristle brushes with their horse and name painted on them. I know everyone will go ga-ga over them Last year everyone got a hat with her logo and their name on the back.

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                  • #10
                    Last few years: Grooming halter with nameplate of horse, lead shank with name of owner, jacket with client name and farm logo, wrap bag for the stall fronts at shows in barn colors. Very generous trainer and all were appreciated.

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                    • #11
                      There are many webshops offering gifts:
                      http://tattiniriding.co.uk/products/...ms/gift-adults

                      I love the bags...

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                      • #12
                        Our BO does a calendar every year with photos of all the horses at the barn. It's a very popular gift.
                        I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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                        • #13
                          My barn did barn calendars. Clients could submit a photo of themselves and their horse and a calendar was made (groups of photos for every month) and each month also showed the shows that we were attending. It was fabulous!
                          Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

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                          • #14
                            I really like the personalized lead ropes from myrope.com. Super cheap and that way no one's lead ropes go wandering off (which my happens quite often in my barn)

                            I also like the barn logo personalization. I don't think there is anyone I know that wouldn't appreciate a saddle pad or pull over!

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                            • #15
                              WOW! I want to come ride with you guys! Listen to them, OP, their trainers are on the right track!
                              "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"

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                              • #16
                                [QUOTE=KateKat;6667629]I really like the personalized lead ropes from myrope.com. Super cheap and that way no one's lead ropes go wandering off (which my happens quite often in my barn) QUOTE]

                                I thought that was a good idea too. Until I gave one to a friend of mine as a gift - AND SOMEONE STOLE IT!!

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                                • #17
                                  Another vote for tote bags in barn colors with the farm logo or monogram with each person's own initials

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                                  • #18
                                    A few years ago, my trainer gave everyone fleecy blankets with the barn logo and our names. So soft and cozy, and now we don't have to wear horse blankets at shows!!
                                    I like mares. They remind me of myself: stubborn know-it-alls who only acknowledge you if you have food.
                                    Titania: 50% horse, 50% hippo
                                    Unforgetable: torn between jumping and nap time, bad speller

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